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saturday night, 2 million vehicles are recalled for faulty air bags. plus whitney houston's daughter is hospitalized after being found unconscious in a bathtub.
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but the big story on "action news" is biting cold and a winter storm on the way. taking a live look right here outside on sky six over center city, it is a quiet evening after a day of sunshine but wind of change are a blowing. someone said that before. meteorologist melissa magee is live at the "action news" big board with the first check of the forecast, melissa. >> it was definitely chill think morning as well was those biting wind out of the northwest. checking out morning wind chills in the poconos you reached us, as far low as 21 degrees below zero this morning. 6 degrees below zero morning wind chill in allentown. felt like two below in philadelphia when you factored in the wind chill felt like one in wildwood and zero in dover. unfortunately with the wind out of the northwest not much recovery this evening. most locations are in the lower teens feeling like 16 in the city. currently feeling like 19 in trenton. 10 degrees currently in poconos. seventeen in beach haven. we do have some changes up a
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ahead, winter weather alerts posted for areas mainly north and west of philadelphia, north and west of that i-95 corridor. winter weather advisory for lancaster county but watch for northern chester montgomery, bucks and areas north and west from reading, allah even town and appoints to the north and west as we are tracking some snow and milk precipitation. you can see that on double scan radar 3-d, this is moisture we're tracking. you can see rain to the north of kansas city and points to the south, and you do have that moisture over across areas in omaha, nebraska points up north as far as that snowfall. the this is working its way eastward as early as tomorrow night and into monday and with that we have some winter weather alerts and advisories to tell but. so, presip type. fill at on set you will get in on some snowfall but this will change over to rain, for philadelphia, areas to the south, we have snow ice rain through reading, lancaster areas in trenton, allentown and poconos you are tracking all snow as we get into sunday evening and into monday. coming up walter, we have
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future tracker six standing by and we will go over expected precipitation and snowfall maps with the accu weather forecast. >> thank you talk to you in a bit. temperatures were bitter cold as you noticed but the sun was shining. those waiting on bus necessary bala kinked wood were grateful for that. folks we spoke with hearsay they were prepared for the cold. >> i am layered up. i have a big boots and everything so i'm pretty warm but i have been waiting out here all day so i'm okay. i just hate january anyway. i just hate the wintertime. >> i think some people agree with you. hats scarves, gloves ear muffs all put to good use for sure today. whenever wintry weather hits keep an eye on the storm tracker six radar at six you can also check out the hourly and seven day forecast along with the latest call from our team of meteorologists right here on "action news". and "action news" will be on the air bright and early monday morning, to help get you where you need to go, join
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david, tamala matt and karen starting at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we have some developing news from burlington county where a man and woman were found dead inside a home this morning and police say it was a double homicide just after 9:00 a.m. police say a woman who went to the home on the 200 block of washington street in mount holly found victims. investigators are not yet saying how they were killed or their relationship to one another. so far no arrests have been made. right now authorities are investigating an incident at the limerick nuclear power plant. investigators have not released any details but they do say they are investigating a suspicious vehicle that was driven on to the the property. police were called to the power plant in montgomery county just before 2:30. no further details have been released. other news tonight the the bend salem police department is mourning the loss of one of their own, a well known detective died, during a 5k today in northeast philadelphia. "action news" reporter kenneth moton is live with more on
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this story kenneth? >> reporter: walter, this really is a police department in mourning this evening. officers say detective kevin cornish was cruel willly one of a kind. he got the a lot of bad guys off of the streets. this morning he died doing what he loves: giving back. it was the annual 19154, 5k, a race named for the zip code and community it runs through, pennsylvania park wood and northeast philadelphia saturday morning one of those runners was bensalem police detective kevin cornish who suddenly collapsed on the course, and then died. >> they say everybody is irreplaceable this guy is not replaceable. >> public safety director fred harring says the four two-year old husband and father of a 11 year-old daughter was raising money for his parish and youth programs. philadelphia police say shortly after 9:00 a.m. race started detective cornish fell near academy and torey road. he suffered a massive heart attack. >> it is a loss to the community. here is a guy last year got
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been sale willry officer of the year for his charity work. he died, doing charity work. >> reporter: cornish was a 12 year veteran on the tors part of the special victims unit specializing in crimes against children. the death is even more of a shock to the department because cornish was a healthy guy, a vegan and avid runner. parishioners at the church that corn your was helping was saddened to hear the news. >> our prayers will be with him and it is just horrible. >> i'm really shocked and i certainly feel sorry for his family. >> reporter: bensalem police say cornish went to the secret service for a year but returned because he thought he could make more of a difference. >> there is a lot of creeps in jail and a lot of victims and kid that won't be victims any more because of detective cornish. and, that was what we should be proud of, he saved a lot of lives some people try to make a difference this guy made a difference. >> reporter: and bensalem police say an autopsy will confirm the case of death. the funeral arrangements are being planned for this
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decorated law enforcement officer, walter. reporting live kenneth moton for channel six "action news". >> thoughts and prayers to his family thanks. police are investigating a murder in audubon just before 3:00 a.m. investigators were called to the home in the 400 block of south white horse pike on a report of a man shot. another man was taken into custody at the scene but no word yet if any formal charges have been filed. the daughter of the late whitney houston is hospitalized tonight after being found unresponsive in the bathtub. bobby cristina brown was discovered this morning inside of her home in georgia by her husband and a friend. she was given cpr until rescuers arrived and taken alive to a local hospital. police confirmed that she is still alive and in the icu, but we're not given anymore details about her condition. officials noted the irony of where brown was found. >> obviously you know, the mother died in this very same manner with her being found, deceased in the tub and,
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again, two years later this is happening right here. >> and once again whitney houston, of course was found dead in the bathtub in beverly hills on february 11th to 2012. bobby christine ace the only daughter of whether it the any houston and singer bobby brown. video posted on line today appears to show beheading of the second japanese hostage held bias lamb i can state extremist. the the execution of journalist kenji goto, comes after diplomates negotiated for days to save him. the video has not been verified but quite similar to other beheading videos posted biasis. the japanese government described the the video as quote a deplorable terrorist act. more than 2 million vehicles are being recalled for a second time to fix faulty air bags. air bags affected may inadvertently inflate while the the carries running. anyone who brings in their vehicle under the recall notice will have their faulty electronic control unit the replaced for free. recall includes some acura
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mdx, dodge viper jeep grand cherokee honda odyssey, pontiac vibe toyota corolla and avalon models made between 2002-2004. check with your dealer to see if to your dealer is part of the recall. world news saturday will have much more on those stories beginning at 6:30 right after "action news". all right. the 2015 philadelphia auto show kicked off this weekend, giving visitors a glimpse into the the near future of the the industry. the just one of the reasons why this show is always a boom to the local economy. "action news" reporter annie mccormack has more. >> a lot of people come to the philadelphia auto show to take a look the at exotic cars like those ferraris behind me and concept cars but difference about the the philadelphia auto show is a lot of people also come out here to look to see, what they want to buy. >> doors opened kicking off day one of the philadelphia auto show nine day event. >> it looks like the garage mahall, it is rocking, we are looking for a super strong
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saturday. >> reporter: thousands are expect to pack the pennsylvania convention center to look at 700,000 square feet of automobiles from 40 manufacturers. >> it is actually a tradition we started like three years ago. >> just seeing them having fun. >> reporter: kid not old enough to drive are thinking ahead. >> i like this. >> unaudible. >> reporter: so are the adults. >> my father-in-law says you get the best deal at the auto show. >> about $2.5 billion in sales are influenced by this show. so you can see how and why it is so important to the manufacturers, to the dealers. >> reporter: camp jeep is back this year. for those people who really want a to get a test drive on the elements. >> this is 3.6 motor 285-horsepower. >> reporter: not just in luxury vehicles, lower gas prices are giving consumers more money to work with. here, dealers will get the a better idea of what drivers will want. >> what the the industry looks at this show particularly is an influence in the marketplace, and how strong
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that is. >> reporter: organizers are reminding people that regardless of the weather you can take public transportation, and if you are not a football fan, sunday might be one of the best days to come. reporting from the pennsylvania convention center annie in mccormack for channel six "action news". you can join melissa magee, ducis rodgers, karen rodgers, adam joseph and alycia vitarelli for a preview of the great things to sianni do at the the philadelphia auto show this year. it is a special presentation that airs tonight at 7:00 o'clock. much more to come on "action news" tonight battling brawn with brains, how youngsters are using the game of chess to check mate violence. plus honoring a hero community comes together to pay tribute to the local solder. plus receive skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back.
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police are investigating a stab nothing north philadelphia, it happened right around 2:00 this afternoon at rainbow store near germantown and lehigh avenues. medics transported a 39 year-old victim to temple hospital with a stab wound to the chest. so far, no arrests have been made. hundreds of children gathered today to check mate violence. eighth annual chess tournament at temple university is an effort that promotes safe and engaging after school programs. mayor michael nutter even stopped by to test his skills against the best and brightest of the new generation. ago a ton police officers got to know their neighbors better to day. whole foods market in jenkintown hosted the coffee with a cop event this morning. neighbors were invited to come in, sit down, chat and help build relationships and learn more about the officers who serve and protect their community. they honored a hometown hero today in south jersey. city of collinswood declared today dan wagner today. marine staff sergeant is home after five tours in iraq and
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afghanistan. wagner was presented with the camden county military service medal after 13 years in the service, wagner says he is looking forward to making up for lost time with his family.
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jeff skversky had has a check on sports, big one for flyers. >> they are trying to avoid a let down begins those leafs. things are flying high for your flyers right now. their confidence is up and so is their winning streak. flyers trying to keep it going tonight against toronto, as they fight, to get back in the playoff race. flyers looking to win a season high four in a row tonight against james van riemsdyk and struggling mapel leafs. toronto has not won in almost three weeks. the the good news for the flyers, of course, they are facing a team that is struggling as they try to cut into this nine-point deficit in the playoff standings.
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>> we can just keep short sighted right now and just focus on what is next rather than what is happening two weeks from now. you know it would be a much better situation for this team. >> i don't know if there will necessarily be a let down. we've got good energy right now. we have to continue to play the way we have been playing. sixers are going for a season high three straight tonight, something they have in the done in more than a year, but this is as tough as it gets. sixers are in atlanta against the best team in the nba and oh, by the way, hawks have won 18 straight games. college hoops seventh ranked villanova on the road in chicago against the hawks. the cats down four. ryan archie arcidiacono hits the floor as he hits the three, and the foul. four-point sway. archie arcidiacono scores all 18 in the second. later in the half nova puts it away. villanova wins 68-55. they have won 19 of their last 21 games. temple fans, they are
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pumping themselves up for tulane today it is all a owls, all day long they start on a 12-01, quinton decozy three of his 17. and here, he has three. temple allows just eight points just eight points in the first half. that is a new school record. tu wins 55-37. phil martelli walks off the floor at half against davidson with st. joes down 13. but the hawk will never die, second half they come right back deandrew, puts st. joes up with two minutes. later isaiah miles with the guy in his face, and the foul. st. joes comes back to win 75-70. drexel wins as well, beating unc wilmington 85-76. australian open women's final and serena williams is walking away with more than just flowers facing maria sharapova, down and under the weather, sick serena does not
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cough it up against sharapova who has not lost to her in the decade. serena becomes oldest player to win australian open at 33. that is 19 grand slams now, only steffi graf has more. with those holiday credit card bills due this month, could you use a few extra bucks especially if you are a college kid check this out today. the university of virginia students trying to hit a half court shot for 18g's. oh wow. tyler lewis wins $18,000, in to wish money after playing espn college game day half court challenge how about that. he had 80 seconds to make one half court shot. he air bald first one, didn't go well until end. >> i'm afraid to think what i would have done with 18 grand when i was in college. different me, when i was back then. bought a car, i don't know. >> up next on "action news" we are tracking a winter storm.
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meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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better pizza. better football. papa john's. a cold winter day was just what the organizers of the between the second fire and ice festival in mount holly were hoping for today and boy, did they get it. folks came out to watch amateur and professional carvers turn 300-pound blocks of ice into art. fire part came with the festival later with a chile cooking contest. knock like chile on a coal winter's day. >> and corn bread. >> time for a check of the
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accu weather forecast with melissa magee and we've got the some snow rain ice, depending. >> it really depend where you live. best bet finding that snowfall will be north of i78. so we will talk about the the details with this storm system late tomorrow night into monday. storm tracker six live double scan radar is showing you it is dry right now. no issues with precipitation but this time tomorrow we will start to find leading edge of that precipitation moving from a west/east direction as we track winter storm that is currently moving out of the midwest, and it will be working its way eastward as early as tomorrow evening. so high temperatures today definitely on the chilly side below average. not much recovery this evening. 27 degrees outside in philadelphia. fifteen in the poconos. current air temperature, 27 in dover, along with the coast in wildwood, 28 degrees beach haven coming in at 25. wind have been constant today, out of the northwest, sustained from 5 miles an hour in trenton to up to 16 miles an hour, in the poconos so when you factor that in we have wind chills currently in
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the the lower teens and it feels like 10 degrees up in the poconos. the here's satellite six with action radar partly cloudy and quiet across new england down across mid-atlantic region but bundle up stepping out on the town because later on tonight we will have wind chills in the single digits and teens. widening out the picture and this is the storm system we are tracking. area of low pressure to the north of the panhandle of texas moving across kansas city kansas i should say and also into nebraska. so this area of low pressure will be working its way east ward and as it does so the initial thought was that the storm system will dip to our south, which will give us more of a threat of snowfall for most locations, and now this storm system looks like it wants to ride up to the north not because it is a weaker storm but it is a stronger storm system but colder air at the surface and warmer air pushing in aloft. so we will talk about expected snowfall, once it arrives. for philadelphia, and area to the south and east it is mainly rain. i think for philadelphia at the on set you might find a
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little bit of snowfall before you get that change over to rain. three to six for areas to the north and six plus in the poconos. we will go tighter and look at the snowfall again, it is sunday night into monday morning. so snowfall mainly one to three for wayne, areas in mount holly trenton. three to six for quakertown, doylestown pottstown allentown right on that 6-inch lane and points to the north, of allentown up through poconos, easton is included in that you are six plus inches of snowfall. there will be a transition period for those location his that find that snow. icing concern mainly for morning rush are on monday. you could find a tenth to .2 of a inch for glaze from easton doylestown, pottstown west ward into reading with that freezing rain on the way. so we will break down the time line and what we are expecting with that precipitation arriving. 4:00 o'clock to 8:00 tomorrow light snow, in the the mix will a a arrive 1:00 o'clock in the morning to 9:00 a.m. we have heavier snowfall in the mix. i think in the city you will
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find that snow quickly then changing over to rain fairly quickly. waking up monday morning i should say this is a soaking rain for the city and points to the south. accu weather forecast showing you lightening snow on the way tomorrow, high temperature of 38. it depend on where you live. so best bet of finding that snowfall is north and west of that 95 corridor. snow sleet rain for monday, a high temperature of 41. much colder behind that on tuesday high of 27, and 43 on wednesday with temperatures maryland rating and then we're back down into temperatures below average for the end of next week walter so we will track that closely tomorrow. >> i don't care what happens we are still better then last year. that scared me for life. >> yes, been slow. >> thanks, in melissa. world news saturday is next on channel six. don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight. then we're back here at 6:00 abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky and the entire "action news" team, i am walter per zest. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock.
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welcome to "world news tonight". measles outbreak. new case on an amtrak train. thousands of travelers at new york's busy penn station at risk. and just hours away from the big game, big worries in phoenix. can this contagious illness be stopped? winter blast. the east coast still digging out from a blizzard. now another deep freeze. wind chills below zero. major storm on the move tonight. >> medical emergency. bobbi kristina hospitalized after being unresponsive in her bathtub. the frightening scene just like the way her mother died. and, road rage -- the growing highway menace the latest incident caught on camera. and what you can do to stay cool


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